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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must contain the required sections: Author Information, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusions, Figures and Tables with Captions, Funding Information, Author Contributions, Conflict of Interest and other Ethics Statements. Your references may be in any style, provided that you use the consistent formatting throughout. It is essential to include author(s) name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title (where required), year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and pagination. DOI numbers (Digital Object Identifier) are not mandatory but highly encouraged. When your manuscript reaches the revision stage, you will be requested to format the manuscript according to the journal guidelines.

Article structure

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
  • Abstract: The abstract is compulsory and should be concise, informative and a single paragraph of about 200 words maximum. First sentence describes the nature or the background information on the field of study. Subsequent sentences provide the problem statement or objectives and scope of the research. Next sentences explain the methods and materials used in the work. Main results and important findings are then highlighted. Finally, a summary of conclusions is put forth. Length of abstract can be proportional to the length of the article.  The abstract should be an objective representation of the article and it must not contain results that are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusion.
  • Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, about 3-7 keywords should be given.  Use of abbreviations should be avoided, only standard abbreviations, well known in the established area may be used, if appropriate. These keywords will be used for indexing.
  • Abbreviations: Non-standard abbreviations should be listed and full form of each abbreviation should be given in parentheses at first use in the text.
  • Introduction: The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance. State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Prior work based on the same project and/or data must be referenced, and the unique contribution of the new submission must be stated explicitly. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Finally, briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions.
  • Materials and Methods: Give adequate information to allow the experiment to be reproduced. The Materials and Methods should be described with sufficient details to allow others to replicate and build on the published results. Please note that the publication of your manuscript implicates that you must make all materials, data, computer code, and proto-cols associated with the publication available to readers. Please disclose at the submission stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly de-scribed and appropriately cited. Research manuscripts reporting large datasets that are deposited in a publicly avail-able database should specify where the data have been deposited and provide the relevant accession numbers. If the accession numbers have not yet been obtained at the time of submission, please state that they will be provided during review. Interventionary studies involving animals or humans, and other studies that require ethical approval, must list the authority that provided approval and the corresponding ethical approval code.
  • Results and Discussion: Results should be clear and concise. This section may be divided by subheadings. It should provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation, as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn. Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted from the perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible. Future research directions may also be highlighted.
  • Conclusions: When writing your conclusion, you can consider the steps below to help you get started: Restate your research topic, restate the thesis. summarize the main points, state the significance or results, and conclude your thoughts.
  • Patents: This section is not mandatory but may be added if there are patents resulting from the work reported in this manuscript.
  • Appendices: If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.
  • References: References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text and listed individually at the end of the manuscript as shown:

[1] Obele CM, Ibenta ME, Chukwuneke JL, Nwanonenyi SC. Carboxymethyl cellulose and cellulose nanocrystals from cassava stem as thickeners in reactive printing of cotton. Cellulose. 2021 Mar;28(4):2615-33.

[2] Okafor CE, Metu CS. Theoretical fatigue response of plantain fiber-based composites in structural applications. In Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications 2019 Aug 21 (pp. 638-643). CRC Press.

[3] Okolie PC, Chukwujike IC, Chukwuneke JL, Dara JE. Design and production of a fish feed pelletizing machine. Heliyon. 2019 Jun 1;5(6):e02001.

[4] Okafor CE, Okonkwo UC, Okokpujie IP. Trends in reinforced composite design for ionizing radiation shielding applications: a review. Journal of Materials Science. 2021 Jul;56(20):11631-55.

[5] Erkoc P, Ulucan-Karnak F. Nanotechnology-based antimicrobial and antiviral surface coating strategies. Prosthesis. 2021 Mar;3(1):25-52.

Please use this sample as a template for your paper -  UJTPMS Template


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